RSVP's for this hike will open on Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 AM
TOTAL MILES: 13.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1200 ft
PACE: “Quick” (~2.5 mph)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Challenging due to length of hike
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 5-6 hours
PERMITS: NW Forest Pass
This will be Brad’s second qualifying hike to become a Hike Leader, and as such I'll just be along for the ride. Thanks, Brad- I know you'll do a great job out there! Below is Brad’s hike description...
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 75 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $7.50. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!
This is one of the most popular hikes in Oregon. After leaving the trail head, the hike almost immediately begins to climb the sheer rock walls of Eagle Creek. If you never have been here before this hike is fairly rolling and encounter steep hill sides. So be prepared for tough terrain and cliff heights. At 2 miles you will come to Punchbowl Falls, and at 3.2 miles you will reach the High Bridge. After crossing the High Bridge, the trail continues upstream for another 2.8 miles to the fantastic Tunnel Falls. The builders placed cables to hold on to as the trail takes you past several very steep areas.
Please note that there is a MANUAL waiting list for this hike. What this means is that if a spot opens up everyone on the waiting list will automatically receive an e-mail notifying them of the opening. The first person (whether on the waiting list or not) to RSVP gets the spot.
NO DOGS, please.
What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks
• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Rain gear
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*
• Trekking poles (never a bad idea)
• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water
*Navigation, Sun protection, Insulation, Illumination, First Aid, Fire, Repair Kit/Tools, Nutrition, Hydration, Emergency Shelter. For a more detailed description, check out “The Ten Essentials” on the Portland Hiking Meetup Group’s FILES page.